Yoshihiro Togashi

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Yoshihiro Togashi
Yoshihiro Togashi
Birthday/Birthplace (1966-04-27) April 27, 1966
Shinjō, Yamagata, Japan
Profession(s) Manga artist
Citizenship Japanese
Period 1986–present
Genre Fiction
Subject Shōnen manga
Notable works Yu Yu Hakusho
Level E
Hunter × Hunter
Notable awards Tezuka Award (1986)
Shogakukan Manga Award (1993)
Spouse Naoko Takeuchi (m. 1999)
Kid(s) 2

Yoshihiro Togashi’s Biography

Since he was very young he showed a strong predisposition to tell funny stories, but it was not until 1986, when he made his debut as Mangaka at 20, with his work entitled “Buttobi Straight” that won the Tezuka Prize. Then he created another work called “Jura no Miduki” in 1987, becoming an honorable mention in the selection magazine of the annual “Hop Step” Prize of the Shueisha publishing house.

His first professional job was “Ōkami Nante Kowakunai” (I’m not afraid of the wolves), then he continues with “Tonda Birthday Present” (the flying birthday present) and several short stories, it consists of six short story comedies . Weekly Shonen Jump magazine published some stories, before compiling it in tankōbon format in 1989.

Then “Tende Showaru Cupid” (the evil and incapable cupid) created between 1987 and 1990, with 3 volumes, published in the same editorial. In which he combines romance with fantasy, in which the author is inspired by Japanese mythology.

Togashi begins to be famous with the manga Yū Yū Hakusho, published in the early 90’s by the magazine Shonen Jump, and it would become anime format in 1992. Inspired by Esotericism, demons, worlds parallel and dimensional, including the Poltergeist film and Japanese folklore. From this work two films are created Yū Yū Hakusho: Meikai Shitouhen Honoo no Kizuna (the invaders of hell) of 1994, Yū Yū Hakusho Gekijōban (the kidnapping of koenma) of 1993, and OVAs type video clip like: Heizō Hakusho I and Heizō Hakusho II … between 1995 and 1996. After that Togashi takes a creative break, for reasons of fatigue.

Yū Yū Hakusho has sold more than 49 million copies in Japan alone. and it has been published in several countries such as France, Italy and the United States, including Latin America, in Argentina by the Ivrea publishing house, in Mexico by the Editorial Vid Group and in Spain by the Glénat publishing house. In the case of Anime, it was broadcast in Spain in Catalan through the extinct public channel K3, in Brazil, by the Rede Manchete network. and throughout Latin America but dubbed into neutral Spanish. Broadcasted on different television channels and pay TV channels.

In the mid-90’s, another Togashi work called Level E appears, which is about a young university student who must return the memory of an alien, who is really a prince from a distant planet. published between 1995 and 1997, with 3 volumes. In 2011 an Anime of that series was made by the same animation studio that produced the series Yū Yū Hakusho, Studio Pierrot. Under the direction of Toshiyuki Katou.

On March 3, 1998, Togashi reappears with the Manga Hunter X Hunter published in the same editorial as in his previous works, inspired by his hobbies of collecting objects, unusual beasts, in the creation of his work he invented an alphabet of extraterrestrial style adapting it in the Hiragana alphabet, for the signs of the cities and objects of the series. The manga itself has a different style of drawing that would repeat it in several monthly publications, Impressionism. With a natural style, very similar to the one of Jean Giraud and the hermetic garage, only that Togashi uses with fountain pens, less mechanical plots in his work. Adapted to Anime in 1999, under the direction of Kazuhiro Furuhashi, with time it would extend several seasons of the television series and two films. Hunter X Hunter is one of the most famous Togashi titles in Japan. spreading throughout the world including anime.

On January 6, 1999, Togashi married the famous mangaka Naoko Takeuchi, author of the famous manga “Bishoujo Senshi: Sailor Moon”; and they had a son in 2001. Thanks to this marriage, Togashi began to be known by otaku as Mr. Takeuchi.

The character of Togashi is that of a comic manga author, and is, in the words of his own wife, a weird, disorganized guy and a real video game maniac. They make a curious couple, however Naoko says that her husband is an honest guy, nice and with a very good sense of humor, as shown by that mania to portray himself in his free talks as a dog with glasses, as it appears in a cameo he did in the anime Hunter x Hunter, in addition to sharing with her an attraction for esoteric and occult themes.

More Facts about Yoshihiro Togashi

Whole Name Togashi Yoshihiro
AKA(s) Yoshihiro Togashi, Togashi, Yoshihiro
Born/Where Shinj�, Yamagata, Japan
Born April 27, 1966
Relationships Naoko Takeuchi

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